I thought that after that bombshell I dropped on y’all yesterday, that maybe today would be a good day to write about nail polish.
But if you did miss yesterday’s post, it might be a good idea to go get caught up. Otherwise, you’re going to be a little confused when I bring up weird stuff like why I’m eating a chicken pot pie at 9:30 p.m. Which I am. And it is so good.
OK, it’s sad to say, but until about five years ago, I had never even stepped foot inside a spa. Never had a massage. Or a pedicure. Definitely no manicures for me. I grew up in a small town where we went to the beauty parlor to get our hair cut and permed. And that was it.
About five years ago, my sales director with Discovery Toys invited me to hang out at a spa for a day with her and a bunch of other leaders as a Christmas gift. I was a little apprehensive at first, but after a few hours, I was hooked. Eating snacks all day. Chatting with friends. And getting spa treatments.
Hello, dear Day Spa? Where have you been all my life?
A few years later, I promoted to Sales Director, too, and started hosting spa days for the ladies I worked with. I even earned the amazing reward a few years ago of flying on a private jet to an exclusive spa in California to be pampered for three days.
I went from never-had-a-pedicure to Little Miss addicted to mud wraps, hot stone massages, chocolate scrubs and paraffin wax treatments.
But still, I see going to the spa as purely a social experience. I don’t ever go by myself. I love hanging out and getting pedicures with friends.
I love a pedicure, but for the most part, I paint my nails myself. Which finally brings me to the point of this post… nail COLOR!
I love seeing how different people choose completely different colors of nail polish. What does your color choice say about you?
In that photo, my toes were about as bright as they get in that shade of purple at the very bottom. I tend to go toward the darker hues.
What does that say about me? I like to think it means I’m creative and want to push the envelope a bit. But darker colors also seem to go better with my skin tone and match my wardrobe, which is made up entirely of black, brown, green and purple, with a little blue here and there.
I am loving my new nail polish color that I picked up for $4.99 at Target. It’s called Steel-her heart by Revlon. It’s a swirly metalic shade of steely grey. Depending on the light, it can look silver, grey or purple. So, it pretty much goes with all of my clothes.
It looks awesome with dressy sandals and just as good with black flip-flops. A girl should not love a nail polish color this much. It’s just weird.
I think it might even replace My Private Jet by OPI as my favorite nail color. This one looks really dark in the bottle. But when you get in the sunlight, it has flecks in the polish that make it look purple or grey.
Don’t worry, My Private Jet. I still love you even though the salon said you are discontinued. If I could find a case, I would buy you to keep on hand for future generations.
So, what about you? Are you a spa addict or never had a pedicure? Do you feel naked without your toes painted? And what does your color say about you?
I really DO want to know!